Kudumbashree join hands with Agriculture Department for launching Village Markets Updated On 2017-11-27
Kudumbashree Mission and Kerala Agriculture Department joined hands together for launching 1000 village markets. The state level inauguration of the same was done by Shri. V.S Sunil Kumar, Minister for Agriculture, Government of Kerala at Malappuram on 25 November 2017. Minister said that its high time that women should enter into agriculture. He added that by joining hands with Kudumbashree Mission it will be a reality. Kudumbashree Mission would be entrusted to process the procured paddy. For this, mini mills would be launched. Its also planned to entrust Kudumbashree Mission for the procurement of coconuts as well. Enterprises for producing sub products like coconut oil etc will also be started along with. Dr K.T Jaleel, Minister for Local Self Government Department, Government of Kerala who presided over the function, emphasized the importance of food security and he added that these village market should work efficiently to attain this goal.
The village markets will procure the regionally produced organic vegetables and would help the farmers to get the price for it. A management committee will be formed for the smooth run of the village markets, where Panchayath President, CDS Chairperson, Agriculture officer and farmers will be the members.
Shri. A.M Sunil Kumar, Director, Agriculture Development, Agriculture Welfare Department, welcomed he gathering. Shri. K. Radhakrishnan, Deputy Director, Agriculture Department, Smt K.Lakshmi, President, Ponnani Block Panchayath, Smt S. Jayanthi, Principal Agriculture Officer, Malappuram, Shri. P M. Aarunni Thangal, President, Perumpadapp Block Panchayath, Shri P.P Bijoy, President, Edappal Village Panchayath, Smt. Devikutty. District Panchayath Member, Shri. M. Faisal, District Panchayath Member and Smt. M.T Sajitha, District Panchayath Member also attended the function. An exhibition cum sale of the products from Kudumbashree Micro enterprises and an Agriculture Fest was also organised in connection with the programme.